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What is ashitaba herbs?
« on: May 07, 2009, 01:10:45 PM »
         
11 months after sowing

                                 
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Ashitaba known to purify blood and circulation, cleanse the colon, relieve muscle, joint, and nerve discomfort and enhance lung function. Ability of the herbal plant to grow very fast symbolic by its name  Ashitaba, means "tomorrow's leaf". A powerful antioxidants, nutrients, and energetic properties
 
The  Ashitaba  herb plant contains 11 different types of vitamins  and 13 minerals."Nutritional analysis reveals that 100 grams of Ashitba powder contains the beta - carotene content equivalent to 4 carrots, the vitamin B2 content equivalent to 28 cloves  of  garlic, the vitamin C content equivalent to 4 lemons and 9 times the amount of iron found in spinach". Also, nutritional content of Ashitaba: Folic acid, vitamins  B1, B3, B5, B6 B12 (Usually B12 not found in plants, but  obtainable in meats, fish and eggs. Reduction of B12 linked to cognitive and nervous system problems, besides increase risk of cardiovascular disease  and pernicious anaemia.), and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, sulphur, manganese, and silicon.. It functions in blood to carry more oxygen to the body's tissues and . Ashitaba contains high level of chlorophyll . A type of mineral found in Ashitaba promotes production of interferon (Interferon produced in the body in very small quantity. Interferon used to treat some types of cancer: Kidney, multiple myeloma, malignant melanoma, and tumors.Potent antioxidants found in Ashitaba are Coumarins. Compounds found in Ashitaba called chalcones (The pigment found in chalcones produces yellow color juice of the herb . Strong antioxidants protect cells from damage, attributed to ageing process and many degenerative diseases, including cancer.During stress, chalcones suppress excessive secretion of gastric juices in the stomach, known to cause stomach ulcers. Besides, chalcones regulate blood pressure, cholesterol level, and stimulate the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF - Development and survival of certain neurons (nerve cells) surrounding and within the central nervous systems). A thriving Nerve Growth Factor potentially inhibits neurological damage linked to Alzheimer's disease. The result of recent research in Japan shows that chalcone (Xanthoangelol) from ashitaba is effective in the treatment of HIV."  Data has shown Ashitaba regulates effectively blood sugar especially for diabetics. 

People who have experienced Gastrointestinal disorders, tract disorders (Chronic gastritius, acute gastritis, duodenal ulcer, stomach cancer, chlorydria, gastric atonia, descensus ventriculi, and chronic enteritis) treated by taking Ashitaba.

Ashitaba improves skin ("Ashitaba exfoliates the dead skin that causes a dull complexion and / or clogged pores". Also, herb heals scrapes, cuts, insect bites, acne, and ulcers.   Reduces cell damage and increases blood circulation to the skin thus producing wrinkle free skin and hair grows thicker (fuller and stronger  with a color shine and preventing dry or brittle hair. Herb should be taken before a meal. Followed by a glass of water.

100g raw stem and leaf contains:
540 mg potassium
65 mg calcium
26 mg magnesium
65 mg phosphorus
60 mg sodium     1 mg iron
0.6 mg zinc     1.05 mg manganese
5300 µg beta-carotene (vitamin A)
440 µg retinol
0.1 mg vitamin B1
0.24 mg vitamin B2
0.16 mg vitamin B6
41 mg vitamin C
4.3 mg vitamin E
500 µg vitamin K     100 µg folic acid

Sources:
http://blogs.inquirer.net/notjustforprofit/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ashitaba1-199x300.jpg
http://www.planetbotanic.ca/fact_sheets/japanese_herbs/ashitaba_japanese_angelica.htm
http://www.namayasai.co.uk/Ashitaba/ashitaba.htm
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